World Environment Day Today is the 5th of June, it's my brother's birthday and also, World Environment Day. "World Environment Day, which the UN first established in 1972, urges all of us to protect our natural surroundings." My contribution to this day is the vision...read more
Hardware startups in Melbourne I had a conversation with Michelle Mannering yesterday afternoon, she mentioned her new project Enova Design and the difficulties of the hardware startup scene. I work with a number of hardware startups so this was no surprise for me....read more
What is the value of design? Often, designers will point out the ease of use, the branding aspects, the form and function and so on. I always like, on top of the previous aspects, to look at the financial results of design. "Over a 10 year period, from 2004 to 2014...read more
How to avoid the "that's THE solution" syndrome. I have been creating for many years. I also have been coaching and mentoring people for many years too. One trend I have observed is that so often, people would stop creating as soon as they have found a decent idea....read more
Feedback time! This is the last post of this series. I had my own perception of the talk on the night, I knew where I did well and where I could/should have done better. But I still did seek additional feedback. I called people who helped me and asked about their...read more
TEDxCasey day! Am I ready? I don't feel 100% ready, but are we 100% anyway? I have the structure of my talk in mind, I have the slides to illustrate my point. I have rehearsed many times. I'm the last speaker of the night, a privilege! I get to see all other speakers...read more
Rehearsing and rehearsing and rehearsing again. After 15 scripts, I thought the talk had a good flow, structure and now I needed to "own" it. The way I was advised was to rehearse over and over again, being aware that I would go through a dip: a phase when doing the...read more
Scripting and rehearsing and scripting and... After I've used the storyboard and played with it until I found a "flow", I started scripting the talk. As you'll see in the photo below, there are 15 scripts that I wrote. Of course, they are not completely new, most of...read more
Writing the script As I have mentioned in my previous post, we were given tools in order to write and organise our content and draft our first script. As I am a visual being, I struggled with the tools. I find the tools were really good for auditory beings. So, I...read more
Is our app obsession over? Take a look at how the next generation of startups is moving beyond app development to make an impact in the real world. I will be presenting that morning alongside Holger Dielenberg from SpaceTank; Trena Blair, an expert in expanding...read more
"Philippe is a gifted Industrial Designer with the rare ability of coming up with relevant concepts and strategies on one hand and the ability of leading and inspiring a cross functional team to turn concepts up into profitable products on the other hand. One is his award winning products did create a whole new trend/category within the aquarium market."
— Alain Mars
"I reached out to Philippe for advice about a product innovation I had invented, because I was unsure how to move it forward. It was such a joy to exchange ideas with a fellow 'inventor' who warned me about all thinkable pitfalls, yet was encouraging and practical in his suggestions to take it to the next level. I've got a long way to go and therefore I cherish the priceless source of information and inspiration Philippe is, as an expert in bringing innovations to the market."
— Johanna Canberra